Emory’s Short Answer Application Questions, 2019-20

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We are pleased to announce Emory University’s short answer questions for the coming application cycle.

In addition to your Personal Statement, please answer two (2) of the prompts below. Choose one prompt from the “Reflections” category and one prompt from the “Tell us about you” category.

We encourage you to be thoughtful and not stress about what the right answer might be. We simply want to get to know you better. Each response should be no more than 150 words.

 “Reflections” Category: Respond to one of the following.

  1. Share about something you want to bring from your community to the Emory University community.
  2. Share about a time when you questioned something that you believed to be true.
  3. Emory University’s shield is a crossed torch and trumpet representing the light of learning and the proclamation of knowledge. It symbolizes our mission to impact the world through discovery. What truth or knowledge do you want to see shared?

“Tell us about you” Category: Respond to one of the following.

  1. Which book, character, song, or piece of work (fiction or non-fiction) represents you, and why?
  2. If you could witness a historic event first-hand, what would it be, and why? 
  3. If asked to write a 150-word tweet to tell the world who you are, what would you say? (Yes, the actual Twitter character limit would likely be shorter than 150 words, but thanks for indulging us.)

For advice on answering both the short answer prompts as well as the application personal statement, check out Part 1 in the series we ran last September called Strong Personal Statements (read Part 2 herePart 3 herePart 4 here, and Part 5 here). We share some of last year’s standout personal statements from students who enrolled at Emory University. Be sure to read the writing advice that we got directly from the counseling team here at Emory. We hope you find it helpful! You will see this series again in the fall with new examples of some of our favorite personal statements, so stay tuned!

We look forward to getting to know you better through your application. Enjoy the process, and feel free to post any questions or comments below.

 

Don’t hesitate to connect with us by posting a comment to this blog, tweeting us @emoryadmission, or emailing us at admission@emory.edu. We look forward to hearing from you!

 

 

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